SC Business Review - Upcoming Guests
August 22, 2014
SC Nonprofit Connecting Private Donors With Public Schools
As you are probably aware, universities, colleges and private k-12 schools often have dozens of people working to bring private financial support to their institutions. Our next guest says that his organization is the only entity working to connect private donors to all public K-12 public schools across the state.
Mike Switzer interviews Trip Dubard, executive director of South Carolina Future Minds, based in Florence, SC.
August 25, 2014SC Business Update From Alan Cooper
A weekly update of the news, events and issues facing South Carolina's business community.
August 26, 2014Baby Boomers Discover the Cost of Medicare
As the baby boomer generation continues to roll into the 65+ age group, they are discovering that the myth of free healthcare, known as Medicare, is exactly that, a myth...and that Medicare does, in fact, come with a cost.
August 27, 2014Mentoring Part of New Trend in Business Succession Planning
Many small businesses grapple with succession...who should take over the business if the owner should pass away, become disabled, or just ready to retire. There's a new trend in dealing with this issue that involves the owner selling the business to someone, oftentimes a young person, who is being mentored by the founder, who agrees to stay on for a few years in an advisory capacity. This is exactly what has happened recently with an architecture firm in Charleston.
Mike Switzer interviews Wally Seinsheimer, the original founder of Dolphin Architects and Builders and Christopher Ibsen, the new owner.
August 28, 2014USC Start-up Kills Allergens With CO2
Our next guest believes his University start-up company will soon be driving vans around Columbia cool-cleaning home carpets using carbon dioxide, a method he also believes will dramatically reduce allergens in the home.
Mike Switzer interviews Mike Matthews, an engineering professor at the University of South Carolina and the chief technology officer for CarboNix.
August 29, 2014Trade Secrets Are Key to Success
Successful businesses not only use patents but also trade secrets to protect their profits. However, our next guest says many companies do not know how to incorporate trade secret protection into their business practices and that businesses of all sizes can utilize this strategy.
Mike Switzer interviews Connie Jones, an intellectual property attorney with Altus IP in Greenville, SC.